How to Wear This Body (Paperback)
Terrapin Books, 9780997666694, 88pp.
Publication Date: June 17, 2017
If you want to learn how to live on this planet, read How to Wear This Body, a lyric and riveting book uniquely suited to help us survive the hard facts of our existence and to do so with wit and courage, intelligence and grace. Yes, everything is coming to an end. / The way it does each hour of the day. No better night for carnivals, you say. In wry and wise poem after poem, Hayden Saunier offers us heady wine and late-season asparagus, companionable dogs and grandmothers dropping the wide straps of their brassieres, roadside theatre and heart surgery while sleeping, grief and the wherewithal to brave it, and in every poem room is left / for the cracked-// open door of the ordinary miracle.